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Mac® Bible by Dwight Spivey

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Chapter 15. Musical Mac

We're all familiar with the splash Apple has been making with computers for more than three decades now, but they haven't confined themselves to the world of operating systems and computer hardware. Apple has always been known for making products that the more artistic among us, musicians included, have favored over the alternative operating systems out there. However, Apple wasn't content with just regularly changing the way we interact with computers, so they've now changed the world of music as well. Since the advent of the iPod, the way we buy and listen to our music has changed like never before.

Mac OS X comes with iTunes, which is the default music application for Macs. iTunes not only helps you organize your music and create playlists of your favorites, it's also the doorway to the iTunes Store, where you can browse a gigantic catalog of music, movies, television shows, podcasts, iPhone and iPod games and applications, and more. This chapter is all about the ins and outs of iTunes, and even takes a brief look at other music utilities that may be worthy of your attention.

Getting Around in iTunes

iTunes started out as a really cool music player way back in 2001, but has since morphed into a cultural icon. Anyone who has owned an iPod or iPhone has inevitably used iTunes (you have no choice), ...

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